Viva España - Burgos/Santander/Zaragoza - 9 Days
Day 1 – Departure
Evening departure. Dinner and breakfast served on board.
Day 2 – Madrid + Prado Museum
Breakfast. Morning panoramic tour seeing La Plaza de
España, La Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, Cibeles, La Puerta
de Alcalá, La Plaza Mayor, and more. This is followed by
a guided visit to the Prado. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Toledo – El Escorial
Breakfast. Morning visit to Toledo, see the Cathedral,
Santo Tomé Church, El Greco’s “ The Burial of Count
Orgaz,” the Synagogue, and a demasquinado factory. In
the afternoon, visit El Escorial, the 16th century
monastery-palace built by Felipe II. Return to Madrid
for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Avila – Segovia
Breakfast. Depart for the medieval walls of Avila to see
the city of the mystic – Santa Teresa. Then, on to visit
Segovia with its Aqueduct and Alcázar. Continue to
Burgos for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Burgos – Puente Viesgo
Breakfast. Morning visit of the Cathedral of Burgos and
the Plaza Mayor. See the statues dedicated to the family
of one of Spain’s legendary noblemen – El Cid.
Afterwards, head for the town of Puente Viesgo, visit la
Cueva del Castillo and view the Altamira like
prehistoric paintings. On to Santander for dinner and
Day 6 – Santander – Santillana
Breakfast. Morning tour of Santander high-lighted by
seeing el Palacio de la Magdalena. In the afternoon,
visit Santillana del Mar, a medieval city. Dinner and
overnight in Santander.
Day 7 – Bilbao – Zaragoza
Breakfast. Pass through Bilbao to get a glimpse of the
Guggenheim. Then, on to Zaragoza for a tour of its
famous Basilica. Dinner & overnight – Barcelona.
Day 8 – Barcelona – Gaudí
Breakfast. Morning panoramic tour seeing the Gothic
Quarter, the Olympic Port and Village and a stroll down
Las Ramblas. In the afternoon, see Casa Batlló, La
Pedrera, La Sagrada Familia, and stop at Parc Guell.
Visit the Picasso Museum. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9 – Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport
for your return flight.